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pars's main and only System
IP Address: 76.29.106.39 Last Update: January 16, 2012 at 20:03:40
Amplifier: Odyssey Stratos stereo
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Pass Aleph P
Speakers: Von Schweikert VR-4 Gen. II
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Rotel RCD-855, modded:
* Tent XO on Pink Flea board (modified) w/direct DAC /2 bck
* Discrete output stage (zero feedback rbroer design)
* Amb sigma22 PSU w/sep. transformer for output stage and Flea board
* Simply Physics IsoDrive
Turntable/Phono Stage: Thorens TD-320 Mk.I, TP-16 Mk.III arm, AT 440ML cart
Other Source(s): Rotel RCD-991 modded:
* THS4031 I/V opamps
* AD8599 buffer opamps
* both extensively bypassed (100uf Pana FM on pins, 3.3nf V+/V-
* 11DQ10 Schottky rectifiers
discrete I/V stage coming
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Kimber 8TC, homebrew UP-OCC, AQ and HGA intercons, several Asylum/Bob Crump PCs
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Brickwall 8-AUD surge suppressor
Room Size (LxWxH): 24 x 24 x 14
Room Comments/Treatments: No room treatments, could use some, but it is the living room, so WAF must apply
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Rock (Radiohead, Dandy Warhols, Garbage, Secret Machines, Curve etc. from '60s to present)
Classical (Mahler, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Bruckner, Stravinsky)
System Goals/Comments: Resolution and musicality. Tonal balance and imaging also very important.
System Strengths: Very good speakers... both my wife and I have been impressed with the sound they produce, particularly since replacing the power amp.
System Weaknesses: Front end much better (even great IMHO) now that mods to CD player are nearing completion
Video/HT System: Separate

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